(Holodeck - HD035) LP $17.25
Austin’s darkwave metal trio returns with a pleasurably harsh second album, focused this time on layered composition and biting sound design. Perfectly unhinged and hideously sophisticated. Includes download card.
(Holodeck - HD003) LP $21.00
Brooding melodies and gothic song-architecture that tap into the underworlds of drone, noise, various waves of dark electronica, and, surprisingly, pop. Troller negotiates a balance between sanguine stabs of analog synth, destructive, blown-out bass lines, and screwed-tempo drum sequences. Space-soaked siren wails narrate, equal parts sweet and sinister, giving voice to the shadow. Troller pull off atonal, nearly demented freak-outs (a la Milk) almost too convincingly to also produce bubbly, sequenced naïve-pop (a la Winter).